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Obama promises all-out relief effort in Haiti (Fast acting)
AP ^ | 01/13/10 | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE

Posted on 01/13/2010 4:02:07 PM PST by GauchoUSA

U.S. officials are laying out a massive military response to the Haiti earthquake, saying that ships, helicopters, transport planes and a 2,000-member Marine unit are either on the way or likely to begin moving soon.

Gen. Douglas Fraser, head of U.S. Southern Command, said Wednesday that one of the U.S. Navy's large amphibious ships will likely head to Haiti with a Marine expeditionary unit aboard. Fraser said other U.S. military forces are on alert, including a brigade, which includes about 3,500 troops.

Fraser said during a news conference with other U.S. officials that the Pentagon is "seriously looking at" sending thousands of Marines to assist with disaster relief efforts and security in Haiti.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: disasterrelief; douglasfraser; fraser; generaldouglasfraser; generalfraser; haiti; haitianearthquake; haitiearthquake; haitiquake; haitiquake2010; military; obama; pentagon; relief; sendinthemarines; us; usmilitary; usn; usnavy; ussoutherncommand
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He is sure moving fast...I guess he doesn't want to be criticized like his lackluster response to Fort Hood and the underwear bomber.

"Obama adjusted his Wednesday schedule, canceling a jobs event in Maryland to better monitor the situation in Haiti."

I don't know about you, but maybe a job summit would come in handy, specially if we're sending even more money overseas.

1 posted on 01/13/2010 4:02:08 PM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: GauchoUSA

Obama’s Katrina. No resource will be spared. Good for his global poll ratings.


2 posted on 01/13/2010 4:04:39 PM PST by kabar
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To: GauchoUSA

Any other president would help out too, but the difference with Obama is he’s seeing it as a way to boost his sorry ratings.


3 posted on 01/13/2010 4:05:47 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: GauchoUSA

The TOTUS must have gotten a firmware upgrade or something.


4 posted on 01/13/2010 4:05:50 PM PST by mkjessup (Johnny Cash - "Lies have to be covered up, TRUTH can run around naked" (The Farmer's Almanac 1991))
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To: GauchoUSA

He obviously can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Can’t the guy multi-task?


5 posted on 01/13/2010 4:06:05 PM PST by jersey117
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To: GauchoUSA

All of Haiti’s population will be brought to the United States. Haiti’s disaster is ultimately our disaster.


6 posted on 01/13/2010 4:06:21 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: GauchoUSA

It amazes me how he left out the “shout outs”


7 posted on 01/13/2010 4:06:21 PM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: GauchoUSA

Or maybe its just because Haiti has a predominantly black population?Either way,I`m convinced that he doesn`t like white people,look at his association with the so called Reverend Wright,his staunch defense of “social justice” and affimative action, and his comments about his own grand mother.


8 posted on 01/13/2010 4:07:19 PM PST by nomad
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To: GauchoUSA

I, I, I, me, me, me, my, my, my, mine.

It’s the USA sending our aid money and support, Narcissist-in-Chief, not YOU, YOU, YOU!


9 posted on 01/13/2010 4:07:42 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: GauchoUSA

How long before we hear of huge numbers of visas granted for humanitarian reasons?

10..... 9..... 8..... 7..........


10 posted on 01/13/2010 4:08:16 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: GauchoUSA
"Obama adjusted his Wednesday schedule, canceling a jobs event in Maryland to better monitor the situation in Haiti."

That is pure BS. He could monitor it no matter where he was. The WH travels with him and being in MD puts him a few minutes away regardless.

11 posted on 01/13/2010 4:08:21 PM PST by kabar
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

See S Florida. Medicare, welfare and endless other benefits for Haitians.


12 posted on 01/13/2010 4:08:21 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: GauchoUSA

Good. Those people need help fast.


13 posted on 01/13/2010 4:08:38 PM PST by Cecily
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To: Iron Munro

100,000 new Floridians by year’s end.


14 posted on 01/13/2010 4:12:11 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Cecily
Good. Those people need help fast

Yea,, Its good for us struggling tax payers to be forced AT GUN POINT to send money to whomever Obama wants....?????

15 posted on 01/13/2010 4:12:49 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: Cecily

Puns and differences aside, Haitians need help badly. The best thing the US military can do is disperse help themselves, to not let the Haitian government get involved whatsoever. Those corrupt officials would fit in a Democratic ticket like a glove.


16 posted on 01/13/2010 4:14:09 PM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: GauchoUSA

He should act fast regardless of the motivation. The human suffering there must be incomprehensible.


17 posted on 01/13/2010 4:14:58 PM PST by Lando Lincoln (Gee, it looks like climate change was man-made after all!)
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To: GauchoUSA
It's the right answer.

Potentially 1mil homeless, 100k dead.

No fresh water. No food. No medicine. No shelter.

An ENORMOUS disaster.

18 posted on 01/13/2010 4:15:05 PM PST by Mariner
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To: originalbuckeye
To prove your point, IIRC Marxist Obama asked for relief donations to be sent to the WH!

This is sooooo....."ME!".

(And, this is soooooo contrived.)

In fact.

One could say that Marxist Obama is... CAPITALIZING on the disaster, n'est ce pas?

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19 posted on 01/13/2010 4:17:13 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: nomad

mmm mmm mmm - tribe in trouble - me act fast.


20 posted on 01/13/2010 4:17:40 PM PST by enviros_kill (Counter the culture and the oppression of regression)
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To: Seaplaner

Yes. If Americans are too stoopid to figure out where to send donations they are to go to whitehouse.gov. to find out.


21 posted on 01/13/2010 4:19:24 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: GauchoUSA

Exactly. I would rather see the military and NGOs give direct aid to the people. At least we then know or have more hope that our tax dollars are not ending up in the hands of criminals. I don’t know about NGO workers, but I bet the U.S. Marines don’t have to grease the palms of any local thugs in order to do their work.


22 posted on 01/13/2010 4:19:47 PM PST by Cecily
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To: GauchoUSA

Whatever, maybe he’s planning on annexing Haiti so he can have a new pool of voters.


23 posted on 01/13/2010 4:20:00 PM PST by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: enviros_kill

“mmm mmm mmm - tribe in trouble - me act fast.”

Lol, lol!


24 posted on 01/13/2010 4:21:25 PM PST by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: kabar
That is pure BS. He could monitor it no matter where he was. The WH travels with him and being in MD puts him a few minutes away regardless.

But he is in terrible need of a good Photo op. Isn't the primary religion in Haiti VooDooizum?

25 posted on 01/13/2010 4:22:08 PM PST by jedi150
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To: GauchoUSA

I don’t like the idea of sending in our marines to do this kind of work.


26 posted on 01/13/2010 4:24:05 PM PST by plain talk
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
“All of Haiti’s population will be brought to the United States. Haiti’s disaster is ultimately our disaster.”
Nah, he'll just annex them. Then there can be 58 states. No need to let a crisis go to waste.
27 posted on 01/13/2010 4:24:37 PM PST by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: GauchoUSA
Never waist a good crisis, I needed one now.Obama Dancing
28 posted on 01/13/2010 4:24:41 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne Has he gone to church yet?)
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To: kabar

No good news on jobs. So, politically, smart move.


29 posted on 01/13/2010 4:25:19 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Cecily

I dunno. There was that time we sent troops, the thugs showed up at the dock with guns, and we left.


30 posted on 01/13/2010 4:26:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: GauchoUSA

Just saw a report off of MSNBC, Obambi is having health care meetings all day today. This is at the most opportune time for him, attention is being diverted to other areas. Jobs of course can take a backseat.


31 posted on 01/13/2010 4:28:50 PM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: GauchoUSA

If the quake hit government buildings, then a number of corrupt officials are dead. Maybe we can shoot the others on the grounds of looting.


32 posted on 01/13/2010 4:29:38 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Wasn’t that on Klintoon’s watch? It figures he would order them to retreat. Not that I want our folks hurt or killed, but a big Navy ship sure could make the local thugs stand down if the issue got forced.


33 posted on 01/13/2010 4:30:29 PM PST by Cecily
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To: enviros_kill
Well for example,have you noticed that when a black person is involved he seems to move pretty fast, but how long did it take him to act on the call for more troops for the war on terror in Afghanistan?

I`m not white,but not black either.I`ve noticed that while there`s bigotry on our side,hell,I`ve seen it here,the most egregious and vitriolic crap I`ve ever heard or seen comes from the left,hands down.Look at Harry Reid,they`d have called for an inquisition if that`d been a conservative!

34 posted on 01/13/2010 4:32:57 PM PST by nomad
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To: BenLurkin
00,000 new Floridians by year’s end.

and 100,000 new RAT voters in that pivitol state in time for the elections...how convenient. Never let a crisis go to waste.

35 posted on 01/13/2010 4:33:20 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: Cecily
Wasn’t that on Klintoon’s watch?

Yup. You win a cigar.

36 posted on 01/13/2010 4:35:11 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: GauchoUSA
"Obama promises all-out relief effort in Haiti (Fast acting)"

Everyone knows what this is about - it's obama's anti-George Bush moment. The kenyan has been trying to outdo the clintons on healthcare, and now he'll try to outshine Bush on this tragedy.

But everyone also know that obama doesn't really give a damn about much other than himself and his agenda; look at his lackadasical attitude toward the Ft. Hood murders, the underwear bomber, and even the troops replenishment in Afghaistan.

If Haiti was predominately white, would he respond so quickly?

That "job event" was probably something he wasn't crazy about attending anyway, so he gets to hold up in the White House to 'ponder' the Haiti situation. Why isn't he on a plane to Haiti already?

Comparing his response to George Bush's response for Katrina is apples and oranges. It was the then-governor of Lousiana who delayed calling in the feds and calling out her own national guard. Then, there was that jerk-off mayor of new orleans who sat on his thumb waiting on someone else to do something for him.

From what I've seen, the Haitian people are out in force, digging through the rubble to find victims and providing aid the best they can; they're not sitting around waiting a FEMA trailer and a free charge card.

The kenyan probably sees this as his redeeming moment in his sagging polls saga, but I think it will be short-lived. A few photo-opps and he'll be headed back tot he golf course to rest up from all his exhaustive pondering.

It's a bad thing that happened in Haiti and my heart goes out to the victims and their families, but for obama to try and boost his ratings on the back of these people, is as shameful as his refusing to salute the flag.

One thing about obama...he reads a teleprompter well, but he is a terrible actor, and he will try and feign concern for this situation - pausing between words to smile for the camera and shout out to a friend.
37 posted on 01/13/2010 4:39:16 PM PST by FrankR (There will be no jobs until it is profitable for employers to hire people....PERIOD.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
All of Haiti’s population will be brought to the United States. Haiti’s disaster is ultimately our disaster.

Bingo.....after we sink 20 billion into 'rebuilding' that hell hole.
38 posted on 01/13/2010 4:40:10 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Well, we didn't get dressed up for nothin')
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To: Electric Graffiti

“Bingo.....after we sink 20 billion into ‘rebuilding’ that hell hole.”

Do I hear 30 billion?...


39 posted on 01/13/2010 4:43:27 PM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: FrankR
If Haiti was predominately white, would he respond so quickly?

Not a chance. Great post.
40 posted on 01/13/2010 4:44:22 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Well, we didn't get dressed up for nothin')
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To: Mister Muggles

Florida will never be a red state again.


41 posted on 01/13/2010 4:48:19 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: GauchoUSA

I don’t care what his motivations are- I’m sure they’re as wretched as always but I don’t care- the suffering in Haiti right now is beyond comprehension.


42 posted on 01/13/2010 4:48:42 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: FrankR

Great post!


43 posted on 01/13/2010 4:49:58 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
“All of Haiti’s population will be brought to the United States. Haiti’s disaster is ultimately our disaster.”

You can bet a lot of refuges will end up in the US living high on the hog off of government handouts.

We certainly need more low IQ third world types so the Democrats can get a bigger voting base.

44 posted on 01/13/2010 4:53:34 PM PST by Wahoo82
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To: GauchoUSA

Economics from the bottom up.


45 posted on 01/13/2010 4:54:47 PM PST by caww
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To: GauchoUSA

“The best thing the US military can do is disperse help themselves, to not let the Haitian government get involved whatsoever. Those corrupt officials would fit in a Democratic ticket like a glove.”

Kind of like Detroit, New Orleans, ...


46 posted on 01/13/2010 4:55:50 PM PST by Wahoo82
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To: Electric Graffiti
Bingo.....after we sink 20 billion into 'rebuilding' that hell hole

The presidential palace collapsed. Now, we wouldn't spend several million bucks rebuilding the palace would we? Not a chance. Nah. But if we do, if we do mind you, CNN will be all over it telling us all about it! Yes sir, they sure will... sure will. In fact, it could be considered a Haitian-style Stimulus package!

47 posted on 01/13/2010 5:08:38 PM PST by phredo53 (Caution: This post does not comply with White House standards.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

All of Haiti’s population will be brought to the United States. Haiti’s disaster is ultimately our disaster.

All the rest of the citizens of Haiti that are still alive will be able to occupy the homes in the states that are under foreclosure !


48 posted on 01/13/2010 5:12:51 PM PST by brpurcell01 (Hey, Obama, were's your birth certicate, I can show you mine in less than a minute !!)
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To: Wahoo82

I can’t stand Obama but in this case, he has the ability to assure we get help to those suffering, asap! Yesterday isn’t soon enough for me!

I don’t think this has anything to do with color, it has to do with human beings who are alive, crushed under concrete— screaming out for help. Screaming for help, in a country that lacks the equipment and resources to free the suffering. It’s heart wrenching!

Where’s the pro-life sentiment? Help these people who are suffering from a natural disaster... they didn’t cause this. I don’t find any room for politics at this moment. Just get these people out from under concrete, get them medical help..now! Sort the rest out later.


49 posted on 01/13/2010 5:16:38 PM PST by Irenic
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To: All

Deranged Lib Keith Olberman really said some ugly things about Rush and Pat Robertson about something they were supposed to have said about Taiti just now. (I don’t watch him, I was surfing to see something about the earthquake)

He said Rush said that Obama would try to use Haiti to help him with with blacks in this country and Robertson said something about Haiti making a pack with the Devil to free them from the French.
He called them both idiots, racists, full of cr*p and lowest of the low.

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50 posted on 01/13/2010 6:01:41 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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